Two Columbus Police Officers were cleared in the case of an accused drunk driver who hit a motorcyclist minutes after police left a home where she was accused of being drunk and belligerent.
The internal investigation comes following an exclusive 10TV report where family members of the victim told us officers let that woman drive away drunk.
"I just don't think justice has been served at all and somebody has to be held responsible," said Melea Stonework.
Stonework is holding down two jobs. She takes care of her two children and now, she says, a third, her fiancé, Skip Stanley. He was in a motorcycle accident June 14th. Police say a drunk driver, Jennifer Lee, hit him.
"He's still not all the way there. It's depressing because I want to talk to my friend," said Jon Brown.
Brown was with Stanley the night of the crash. He says Stanley's brain trauma is still obvious. He lost his leg, had a tracheotomy and is still fed through a tube.
"The bike was in pieces. One shoe was over by the bridge. The other shoe was over here. His leg was mangled. I could see the ground through it," said Brown.
Two officers responded to the scene of the crash.
"They was there immediately," said Brown.
The officers had just been with the driver of the car minutes before and about a block away. Lee's former roommate had called police to have her removed from the home. She said Lee was drunk and belligerent. After the accident, Lee failed several sobriety tests. Her blood alcohol level was .19.
A conversation recorded on the scene shows Lee placed blame on the officers.
"So your officer let me go like that then right?" said Lee. "They helped me put the stuff in the car."
Lee told police she and the officers drove off at the same time, but the officers said they watched Lee lock her car and start walking down the street. The officers said Lee told them she was going to a friend's house.
The investigation found the officers cleared the scene about two minutes before the accident and determined they didn't see Lee drive away. The report also says Lee gave conflicting accounts.
"You still responsible. You left a drunken woman with keys to her car and you knew she was drunk before you left her," said Stonework.
The officers say Lee wasn't noticeably drunk when they were with her at the home. They said her motor skills seemed fine and she didn't smell like alcohol.
"When I approached the car, you could smell the alcohol. There wasn't no ifs, ands, or buts about it," said Brown.
Brown and Stonework are shocked by the police investigation findings. They feel three people are responsible for the state Stanley is now in: Jennifer Lee and the two officers.
"You supposed to protect and serve. Why lie?" said Brown.
Stonework says they have retained an attorney and plan to take legal action.
Lee was a no-show in court for the case. She is charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of OVI. A warrant is out for her arrest.
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